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A Comprehensive Study of Software Forks: Dates, Reasons and Outcomes
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The investigation shows, among other results, that forks occur in every software domain, that they have become more frequent in recent years, and that very few forks merge with the original project.
Applying Social Network Analysis to the Information in CVS Repositories
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This paper proposes the use of a well known set of methodologies (social network analysis) for characterizing libre software projects, their evolution over time and their internal structure, and shows how such methodologies have applied to real cases, and some preliminary conclusions from that experience are extracted.
Dr. Scratch: Automatic Analysis of Scratch Projects to Assess and Foster Computational Thinking
espanolUna de las barreras de entrada de la programacion informatica en las escuelas es la falta de herramientas que ayuden al profesorado en la evaluacion de los proyectos del alumnado. Con el
On the reproducibility of empirical software engineering studies based on data retrieved from development repositories
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Which elements can be considered to characterize the reproducibility of a study in this area, and how they can be analyzed to better understand the type of reproduction studies they enable or obstruct, are explored.
Development of Computational Thinking Skills through Unplugged Activities in Primary School
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The results show that students in the experimental groups, who took part in the unplugged activities, enhanced their computational thinking skills significantly more than their peers in the control groups who did not participate during the classes, proving that the un Plugged approach may be effective for the development of this ability.
On the Inequality of Contributions to Wikipedia
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This paper analyzes the trends in the inequality of distributions for the ten biggest language editions of Wikipedia, and their evolution over time, and finds large differences in the number of contributions by different authors, and a trend to stable patterns of inequality in the long run.
Comparison between SLOCs and number of files as size metrics for software evolution analysis
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This study shows that in those cases the evolution patterns in both cases (counting SLOCs or files) is the same, and that some patterns not conforming to Lehman's laws are indeed apparent.
Evolution and growth in large libre software projects
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It is observed in the studied sample that super-linearity occurs only exceptionally, that many of the systems follow a linear growth pattern and that smooth growth is not that common, which differ from the ones found generally in classical software evolution studies.
Remote analysis and measurement of libre software systems by means of the CVSAnalY tool
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This paper proposes a methodology for measuring and analyzing remotely big libre software projects using publicly-available data from their version control repositories, and implements a tool called CVSAnalY that has been implemented following this methodology.
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